Foundations 2: Teaching Skills

Students of The Shala School of Yoga’s modular 200-hour teacher training programme who wish to develop teaching skills and go on to teach yoga will migrate from Foundations 1 to Foundation 2.

Foundations 2: Teaching Skills | 100 hours | IN STUDIO 

Students who wish to go on and develop teaching skills and gain a 200-hr qualification will study Foundations 2. 

Course Overview

Those who wish to develop teaching skills and go on to teach yoga will migrate from Foundations 1 to Foundation 2. This module comprises of 100 hours of study in the studio over a total of 12 days. The days will be split into four weekends (Fri—Sun) 

Course Content

  •  Teaching skills  
  • Methodology of teaching  
  •  Sequencing  
  •   Basic adjustments  
  • Chanting & meditation  
  • Ethics of yoga part 2 
  • Anatomy basics part 2 (pre-recorded) 
  • Teaching practice  
  • Teaching assessment  

Students will also be required to do associated reading, a report of class observations, create their own sequence and produce written assignments. Foundations 2 gives students the skills they need to be able to begin teaching yoga to others. This part of the training has a rigorous practical focus, which provides students with plenty of insight into teaching methodology as well as the invaluable experience of teaching practice. Students are assessed and given feedback to offer individual guidance as well as support for this element of the course. Students completing the Foundation 2 will also need to study the Philosophy and Anatomy & Physiology components to gain their 200-hour certificate.

Practicalities

  • Students of The Shala School of Yoga’s modular 200-hour teacher training programme who wish to develop teaching skills and go on to teach yoga will migrate from Foundations 1 to Foundation 2.
  • Students will also be required to do associated reading, a report of class observations, create their own sequence and produce written assignments.
  • Students completing the Foundation 2 will also need to study the Philosophy and Anatomy & Physiology components to gain their 200-hour certificate.

Teacher Bio

Gingi Lee

Co-Director, Teacher Trainer, Senior Ashtanga Yoga, Aerial & Yamuna Bodyrolling Teacher

Co-director of the Shala, Gingi founded the studio in 1997 as one of London's first dedicated ashtanga yoga centre. He has been teaching yoga for over 25 years and is one of the country's most senior ashtanga yoga teachers. 

Gingi began studying and teaching martial arts in the 1980s with his father, Sensei Richard Taibong Lee. During an early trip to India, Gingi came into contact with yoga and spent many years returning to India to study and devote himself to the discipline. For two years he apprenticed with the late Derek Ireland after completing a teacher training course in Goa. He subsequently went to Mysore to continue his studies with Pattabhi Jois and then attended a two-year teacher training course with Graeme Northfield of Australia. Additionally, Gingi has more recently certified in Yamuna Bodyrolling, a form of remedial work which he has been interested in for many years and which he now incorporates into some of his teachings. He continues to do trainings on a yearly basis with bodyrolling founder and yogini Yamuna Zake.

For 25 years, Gingi has focused his energy on teaching at his centre in South London, alongside hosting yoga holidays and workshops abroad. He has played a key role in popularising ashtanga yoga in the UK and has taught, trained and inspired many British yoga teachers. In 2016 he established the Shala School of Yoga teacher training programme with co-teachers Kath Roberts. Gingi is a well-respected teacher who has remained at the forefront of the yoga community. His teaching is characterised by sensitivity, warmth and a deep commitment to the practice.

Read Gingi's own personal story here.

Kath Roberts

Senior Ashtanga, Hatha & Iyengar Yoga Teacher

With over 30 years experience of yoga, Kath has an extraordinary depth of knowledge of the yoga practice. This extensive wisdom, combined with her warmth, generosity and innate humility, make her a particularly unique and special teacher. 

Kath's teaching is defined by a precise sense of Iyengar alignment. She fuses many influences in her teachings, creating a rich and informed approach to yoga. She began with Sivananda in the 1980s before immersing herself in both the Ashtanga and Iyengar practices. Her formal training includes Iyengar Teacher Training Course, Yoga Therapy Diploma and a three year Teacher Training course with Graeme Northfield. She has also worked closely with world-renowned teachers Dona Holleman and Clive Sheridan, who have greatly influenced her yoga and style of teaching. Kath has been senior teacher at the Shala (Sangam) since 2003.

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Course Dates

The course has the following modules scheduled:

Sat-Mon, 30 Apr- 02 May 2022

IN STUDIO
9-6pm

Sat-Mon, 4-6 Jun 2022

IN STUDIO
9-6pm

Sat-Mon, 2-4 Jul 2022

IN STUDIO
9-6pm

Sat-Mon, 10-12 Jul 2022

IN STUDIO
9-6pm

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